9/8/2009 8:03:14 AM By
, an independent labor think tank, has posted two new calls for papers with entrepreneurship themes.
Organizers: Marco Caliendo (IZA), Alexander S. Kritikos (DIW Berlin and IZA)
Place: IZA, Bonn
Date: February 25 - February 26, 2010
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: December 01, 2009
Keynote Speaker: David Audretsch (Indiana University)
About the Workshop
The aim of the workshop is to bring together leading scholars and young researchers working on topics related to entrepreneurship research at the intersection of economics and psychology. Acknowledging the increasing importance of understanding the determinants of entrepreneurial development, we invite contributions from various methodological backgrounds: theoretical contributions as well as empirical research using survey evidence, laboratory experiments, neuroeconomic methods, and field experiments.
Organizers: Markus Frölich (University of Mannheim and IZA), Robert Holzmann (World Bank and IZA), Alpaslan Akay (IZA), Stefano Scarpetta (OECD and IZA)
Place: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: May 03 - May 04, 2010
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2009
About the conference
While most research in labor economics focuses on the US and Western Europe, the majority of the world’s population and particularly of the poor and the youth live in countries where labor markets often work quite differently. To stimulate and promote research on employment and labor economics in developing countries, the World Bank and IZA initiated in 2006 a work program on “Employment and Development”. Since 2006, the annual conference on Employment and Development provides a platform for researchers and policy experts to discuss new research findings and identify areas where further work is needed. IZA and the World Bank will organize the 5th annual conference in Cape Town, South Africa on May 3-4, 2010.
The current global economic downturn has revealed again the key importance of well functioning labor markets for helping workers and their families to weather through the storm of job losses and declines in incomes. Many workers have lost their job around the world and many others have seen their incomes dropping substantially. While in industrialized countries income support schemes and effective re-employment policies help job losers and their families, in most developing countries such policies and institutions are under-developed or non-existent, though, leaving workers and their families fully exposed to the hardship of unemployment or working poverty. Further efforts at improving the coverage and support of labor market and social policies are needed in many developing countries. In addition, improvements in the functioning of the labor market can also go a long way in ensuring a quicker and better pathway out of the downturns and into sustainable growth by contributing to an environment where new firms are created and private agents find the proper incentives to invest and innovate.
9/7/2009 3:01:24 PM By
2010 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC)
Co-sponsored by The International Institute for Management Development (IMD), and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland
June 9-12, 2010
Abstract Submission Deadline: October 14, 2009
Read the call for papers
8/28/2009 11:28:50 AM By
The Wall Street Journal
has a really good article today on the topic of science, non-traditional data (non-survey based), and projects/methods for capturing the data as well as beginning to analyze. I was first introduced to this topic by David Kirsch at the University of Maryland
in a meeting with an official from the National Archives. David, who has training as a historian but deals mostly in entrepreneurship and related topics, has done some very innovative work to secure interesting potential data from being lost. Indeed, there should be a new call for research proposals coming out soon on some data which David helped to preserve. I will post the call as soon as I see it officially released. At some point it might be worth codifying some of what our scholarly community is learning here. It strikes me that there are actually more people doing work here than I'd realized, including Jon Eckhardt from Wisconsin
, and I suspect many scholars more from the industry studies community.
August 29 ammendment:
I neglected to hit one key point in my original post. A huge amount of potentially helpful electronic data stands to be lost unless proactive steps are taken to preserve it.
8/27/2009 5:07:08 PM By
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8/10/2009 3:51:03 PM By
I just got an email from Tim Sturgeon
at MIT which was quite encouraging. First, they have recently received notification from the National Science Foundation (NSF) recommending funding for the 2009 National Organizations Survey. While this is still some time away before researchers could use the data, Tim and his co-principal investigators presented an overview of some of their plans
in November 2008 at the Kauffman Data Symposium
. The issue of whether or not an entrepreneurship sample can be funded, as they propose, remains, and is something which this team is looking to Kauffman for. As such, I remain open to feedback on that portion of the proposal.
But outside of this, I wanted to highlight that apparently data collected in the Globalization Module of the 2008 General Social Survey
will soon be available for analysis by application. The data will be posted to NORC Data Enclave
soon. They also have plans to make the National Organization Survey data available for scholarly use after collection. Kauffman sponsored a small entrepreneurship module in the 2008 GSS
, as well, which might be of interest.
8/3/2009 7:01:11 PM By
For those within the entrepreneurship community who take a particular industry focus and who are emerging scholars, you might want to look at the Sloan Industry Studies Fellowship
. Nominations are due by October 15, 2009.
7/24/2009 9:06:31 AM By
The Office of Advocacy at the Small Business Administration is looking for research proposals for their upcoming year of reports. They do an annual solicitation
looking for research proposals on a set of specific topics, all of which are relevant to the entrepreneurship community. The deadline is approaching quickly - August 14, 2009 - so be sure to take a look soon!
7/22/2009 5:39:22 PM By
The World Wide Web Consortium and XBRL International are holding a "Workshop on Improving Access to Financial Data on the Web" in Arlington, Virginia, on October 5-6, 2009, to discuss an important concept in finance research - meta tagging. XBRL has been around for several years and has been adopted fairly widely according to the organizers but progress remains to be seen. I first heard of XBRL when working to support or President on the Department of Commerce's Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy - Advisory Committee
. Read the full conference call
and extract goals of the workshop:
The goal of this workshop is to identify opportunities and challenges for interactive access to financial data expressed in XBRL and related languages, and the broader opportunities for semantic technologies. What are the use cases? Who are the stakeholders? What are the potential roadblocks and how can they be addressed? How can new applications be created based upon integrating XBRL with other sources of information?
The main outcome of the workshop will be the publication of a report that will serve as a guide for further work in both W3C and XBRL International.
7/22/2009 4:10:59 PM By
The National Science Foundation has put out a call for topics
to be included in their 2011 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program
. Comments can be submitted through their website
by September 15, 2009.
TOPICS AND AWARDS TO DATE - In FY 2007 and FY 2008 EFRI funded a total of 24 interdisciplinary proposals in four topic areas. Each proposal was funded at approximately a total of $2M over four years. You can review these EFRI topics and awards by accessing the EFRI website (www.nsf.gov/eng/efri). The FY 2009 Award decisions are currently underway. There have been 8 topics that have been chosen for use in EFRI solicitations thus far. The FY 2007 EFRI topics were: 1) Autonomously Reconfigurable Engineered Systems Enabled by CyberInfrastructure (ARES-CI); and 2) Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE). The FY 2008 EFRI topics were: 1) Cognitive Optimization and Prediction: From Neural Systems to Neurotechnology (COPN); and 2) Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN). The FY 2009 EFRI topics are: 1) BioSensing & BioActuation: Interface of Living and Engineered Systems (BSBA); and Hydrocarbons from Biomass (HyBi). The planned topics for the FY 2010 EFRI solicitation are: 1) Renewable Energy Storage (RESTOR); and 2) Science in Energy and Environmental Design (SEED): Engineering Sustainable Buildings.